Monday, August 26, 2013

Feminists have become suckers

The only reason any man embraces abortion, is to control women politically.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Could weight gain be more than just the sin of gluttony?

David Berreby – The obesity era:


Diet and exercise is the problem, says the American mantra of why obesity is epidemic, but then how do you explain an obesity epidemic in lab rats, whose diet and exercise is strictly controlled?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

And the Rehabilitation begins

And yes, it starts in Oregon with "rehabilitation" of businesses that are not politically correct.

Sounds like addiction to me

When a person is told to stop a behavior and fails this spectaularily, it's addiction. Predatory sexual behavior of this type is an addiction, I know that from experience. Most of us grow out of this addiction by age 21....

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Exclusion Proves the Rule

To go to a Doctor when you are ill, proves that you need no doctor when you are well. The News is nothing but exceptions.

Monday, August 19, 2013

How to make abortion "safe"

USAID Rep Shuts Down Workshop on Abortion Complications:

Just refuse to track the deaths and censor anybody who talks about it.

Software Development must be heating up

Within 5 hours of finding out current contract is ending, I've been submitted for 4 positions and had a 20 minute interview with a recruiter.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sluts Untie- er- Unite!

The American Spectator : SlutWalk Insanity:


My problem isn't so much with consensual sex, as with undocumented consent.

Suicide’s Tormented Souls | Crisis Magazine

Suicide’s Tormented Souls | Crisis Magazine:

In Belgium, euthanasia is voluntary and can be practiced even on the non-terminally ill. It begs the question- when is temporary unhappiness worth a final solution?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Free Bumper Sticker

If more Catholics were less hypocritical and spoke up for this truth, there's be far less violence in the world.

I need a reset button after sex

Heard at work today: horniness is so overpowering for normal people that they need a reset button after sex, and birth control/plan B provides that reset button.

I had never thought of it in those terms before, but that's likely because even when I was a good deal less moral about my sexuality, I was trying to trap women into a relationship by having a child with them. Not the best behavior, but behavior none the less. Once I discovered the Church was more right than wrong about this, I went about it the old fashioned way and got married first and then seriously went to work on having children. Failed at it, but I've always been serious about it.

In other words, horniness for me, has always been about procreation, even as a teenager.

I think it would be much better to teach pre-teens that these feelings are *specifically* about wanting not just another person that you are attracted to, but a child. There'd be a lot fewer mistakes if that was common knowledge instead of hidden away behind some secret religious tome someplace.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I don't agree with Michael Voris Very Often

But Pat Robertson's pro-birth, ragamuffin mentality is the real problem hidden below abortion. And yes, a 10th/11 children child responded, with real economics. A massive insult to poor parents and their children.

The special thing about Catholicism for me

I've written this before, but never quite so well. So I'm reposting this from a comment I made on Public Catholic. The comment is so general, the topic so important, it deserves a posting of its own.
The special thing about Catholic morality for me, the one sentence that brought me back out of atheism and Buddhism, the one thing that makes Catholicism absolutely unique among all the world's religions, can be found explicitly in the first two sections of the English translation of the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate.

Hints of it can be found before, it's the reason St Irenaeus used the greek word Katholikos to describe his flock ~1900 years ago, it may even be explicitly written out elsewhere in more ancient languages, but the whole idea of following Truth even when it leads us to paradoxes, even when it leads us to messy solutions, is *extremely* important, and exists in no other system of thought that human beings have come up with. Even science excludes some forms of empirical data, but Catholicism does not.

This is so important that I will now quote the first two sections of Nostra Aetate, written by a committee in Vatican II,
PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS
POPE PAUL VI
ON OCTOBER 28, 1965, and I assume, copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana 1965 (since they've become rather insistent upon that point as of late) (emphasis added, line breaks added).


DECLARATION ON THE RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS
NOSTRA AETATE
PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS
POPE PAUL VI
ON OCTOBER 28, 1965

1. In our time, when day by day mankind is being drawn closer together, and the ties between different peoples are becoming stronger, the Church examines more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions. In her task of promoting unity and love among men, indeed among nations, she considers above all in this declaration what men have in common and what draws them to fellowship.

One is the community of all peoples, one their origin, for God made the whole human race to live over the face of the earth.(1) One also is their final goal, God. His providence, His manifestations of goodness, His saving design extend to all men,(2) until that time when the elect will be united in the Holy City, the city ablaze with the glory of God, where the nations will walk in His light.(3)

Men expect from the various religions answers to the unsolved riddles of the human condition, which today, even as in former times, deeply stir the hearts of men: What is man? What is the meaning, the aim of our life? What is moral good, what is sin? Whence suffering and what purpose does it serve? Which is the road to true happiness? What are death, judgment and retribution after death? What, finally, is that ultimate inexpressible mystery which encompasses our existence: whence do we come, and where are we going?

2. From ancient times down to the present, there is found among various peoples a certain perception of that hidden power which hovers over the course of things and over the events of human history; at times some indeed have come to the recognition of a Supreme Being, or even of a Father. This perception and recognition penetrates their lives with a profound religious sense.

Religions, however, that are bound up with an advanced culture have struggled to answer the same questions by means of more refined concepts and a more developed language. Thus in Hinduism, men contemplate the divine mystery and express it through an inexhaustible abundance of myths and through searching philosophical inquiry. They seek freedom from the anguish of our human condition either through ascetical practices or profound meditation or a flight to God with love and trust. Again, Buddhism, in its various forms, realizes the radical insufficiency of this changeable world; it teaches a way by which men, in a devout and confident spirit, may be able either to acquire the state of perfect liberation, or attain, by their own efforts or through higher help, supreme illumination. Likewise, other religions found everywhere try to counter the restlessness of the human heart, each in its own manner, by proposing "ways," comprising teachings, rules of life, and sacred rites. The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men. Indeed, she proclaims, and ever must proclaim Christ "the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6), in whom men may find the fullness of religious life, in whom God has reconciled all things to Himself.(4)

The Church, therefore, exhorts her sons, that through dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions, carried out with prudence and love and in witness to the Christian faith and life, they recognize, preserve and promote the good things, spiritual and moral, as well as the socio-cultural values found among these men.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Nother crazy theory

Homosexuality is real, but is not based in "innate nature" but rather in a lack of suitable sexual partners created by a lack of fertile females.

My real view on marriage, as shaped by the Gay Marriage Debate

Marriage over the past 40 years in the secular state has become a shadow of what Sacramental Marriage is. I now advocate for the destruction of civil marriage entirely. The state has NO compellable interest in telling us who can marry whom, who can get divorced, what terms are in a household agreement contract, what employers do with benefits, or who is living in a house I own.

Likewise, custody and dependency for children needs to be done away with, it's far to much of a hassle, and parents who think they need the law to keep track of their kids are bad parents.

Likewise, since women do not want men in their children's lives anyway, father's rights should be abolished.

Then and only then will we have a society that is truly equal under the law.

The real intolerance of modern liberalism

Those who disagree are not human claims Justice Kennedy.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Church and Copyright Law

I sure hope the Vatican isn't trying to capitalize on the writings of the last three Popes. But within a year of the election of each, Libreria Editrice Vaticana puts out a strongly worded "Decree" claiming copyright on all the writings of the man elected Pope. And it has been strong in enforcing online copyright thereof.

This strikes me as being directly against the value of evangelization. The Church exists as the protector of truth. The Church has a right to make sure use of her teachings is in conformity with those teachings to be sure. But to charge for the printing of the Pope's words? That seems to me to be a potential case of simony. And in this day and age where copyright is becoming more of a hinderance than a help in getting ideas out, I think we need a new tool.

That's why I've added a Creative Commons license to this blog.

You are not your sexuality

I think I've fallen into a trap. This post is an attempt to get out of the trap.

I've given away too much thought share. Only physical gender is provable, because only physical gender exists. This heterosexual/homosexual stuff is just fantasy, from a culture that long ago divorced marriage from procreation and instead, at the insistence of the greeting card companies who made lots of money off of it, made it about romantic eros.

Romance is fine when kept in its place. It's a great way to bind parents together for life. Women seem to crave it. But it is not the end-all-be-all of love, let alone human existence. It is possible to survive with no romance at all. It's possible to live without any physical human contact at all.

Physical gender is required for pro-creation. But this romance stuff? All hooey.

First Canada, now England

And you wonder why I say gay marriage is more about the Church than it is about homosexuals.

There ain't no such thing as a happy divorce

The True Face of “Happy Divorce” is Quite Ugly | Crisis Magazine:


Yep, we've got several single parent families in my wife's daycare- I can guarantee you that the only people who *might* be happy with a divorce are the parents.  The kids never are.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Can the Catechism be *right* about homosexuality?

I find it interesting to compare Today's reading from the Catechism with this piece by a homosexual author.

Sometimes compassion and empathy are at odds. Irrational empathy MUST yield to rational compassion in those instances. And this is one of them. Having same sex attraction is not wrong. Those who have same sex attraction should be included in every stage in society.

But those of us who *actually* have compassion for the homosexual, know that the person perversion hurts the most- is the perverted person who will never know the joy of sex done right, never know the 9 months of worry over a spouse and the future, never know what it is like to hold and care for an infant with the same genetic structure and "new baby smell" that you once had as an infant.

And that goes for women who take poison to be artificially sterile as well as homosexuals as well as men who want sex without fatherhood. It's all harmful, not just to greater society- but to the people who engage in these behaviors themselves. And that is why, a deeper understanding of human sexuality is necessary for true compassion. One that is in keeping with the biological reality of gender, instead of trying to ignore it.

Friday, August 2, 2013

You are going to Hell

For those who think I'm a conservative, check this guy out.
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